Mark Twain on Religion

“Strange…a God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; mouths Golden Rules and forgiveness multiplied seventy times seven and invented Hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man’s acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally with altogether divine obtuseness, invites this poor, abused slave to worship him!” Mark Twain

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4 Responses to Mark Twain on Religion

  1. Justin says:

    Interesting that Mark Twain could be so far off base after reading some scripture.

  2. thewordofme says:

    I don’t know, that paragraph kinda resonates with me.

  3. Justin says:

    Are you seeking to be as joyful as Mark Twain?

  4. SuperJesus says:

    It’s hardly shocking that the pious fail to recognize the irony in Twain’s observations and allow themselves to question the foundations their faith is anchored in.

    Then again, perhaps some will so onward we blog.

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